PHOENIX, Ariz. (KTTV) - Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers bounced back Tuesday to beat the Phoenix Suns 109-102 to avoid a 2-0 series hole in Game 2.
Davis roared back into All-NBA form for Game 2, finishing with 34 points and 10 rebounds in the road win. The Lake Show returns to Staples Center Thursday with the best-of-7 series now tied at 1-1.
LeBron James finished the game with 23 points, 9 assists and 4 rebounds for the Lakers.
Davis' performance Tuesday night more than atoned for his underwhelming Game 1 performance. Although Davis had three blocks in the series opener, he finished Sunday's game with a pedestrian 13 points and 7 rebounds, making 5 of 16 field goals in the team's 99-90 loss.
The Lake Show as a team struggled mightily at the free-throw line, converting 17 of 28 total attempts (60.7%) in Game 1. The Lakers snapped out of their free-throw woes Tuesday night, converting 27 of 31 attempts (87.1%) in Game 2.
- Game 1: Suns 99, Lakers 90. Final.
- Game 2: Lakers 109, Suns 102. Final.
- Game 3: Thursday, May 27 in Los Angeles, 7 p.m. PT
- Game 4: Sunday, May 30 in Los Angeles, 12:30 p.m. PT
- Game 5: Tuesday, June 1 in Phoenix | TBD
- Game 6: Thursday, June 3 in Los Angeles | TBD*
- Game 7: Saturday, June 5 in Phoenix | TBD*
HOW THEY GOT HERE
The Lakers locked in the Western Conference seventh seed after beating the Golden State Warriors 103-100 in the play-in tournament. The reigning NBA champs finished the COVID-shortened regular season with a 42-30 record.
The Suns secured the second seed after finishing the season with a 51-21 record. Phoenix's ended the franchise's 11-year playoff drought after clinching the playoffs earlier this spring.